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CRTC canvasses public opinions...

"Canadian broadcasting should be Canadian." Pierre Juneau said those words in 1970 and he meant business. The Canadian Radio-Television Commission head said Canadian broadcasters were behaving like mouthpieces for American "entertainment factories," and introduced strict Canadian content rules for radio and television. Artists, actors, executives and politicians squared off. Would "CanCon" rules create a world-class recording industry and a "Canadian sound"? Or would they promote unwatchable shows, unlistenable music and mediocre Canadian talent?

CRTC canvasses public opinions... but few have any.

Medium: Radio
Program: Arts National
Broadcast Date: April 8, 1981
Guest(s):
Host: Karin Wells
Reporter: Doreen Millen
Duration: 5:05

Last updated: December 14, 2012

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